A third day of jury selection in the trial of a Chinese businessman accused of bribing United Nations officials ended without a panel Wednesday as a Manhattan federal judge struggled to find people who would be able to serve for up to six weeks.
A federal law blocking states from legalizing sports betting is in jeopardy from a U.S. Supreme Court challenge by New Jersey, as the law's grandfathering of Nevada's sports betting regime could help the Garden State under a principle that argues the law cannot treat states in such disparate ways.
A phone-sex worker filed a collective action against her employer Tele Pay USA in California federal court Tuesday, claiming the company has violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by paying her less than minimum wage, no overtime and shorting her for “off-the-clock” work.
California’s attorney general and an Italian restaurant sparred Tuesday in the Ninth Circuit over how a U.S. Supreme Court ruling about retailers’ disclosures to customers regarding credit card surcharges will affect the AG's appeal of a California federal court decision that tossed a state ban on credit card surcharges.
The deaths of 96 fans nearly 30 years ago at the Hillsborough soccer stadium in England, for which British prosecutors charged six people on Wednesday, created a disaster that has changed the way the sport is watched live and transformed the standards for managing and constructing stadiums in the U.S., experts say.
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe said Tuesday that it has called a halt to its bid to have the U.S. Department of the Interior reconsider whether the agency can hold tribe-owned land intended for a casino project in trust, pinning the tribe’s hopes to revive the plan on a First Circuit appeal.
A budget hotel operator told the Second Circuit on Tuesday that it created a "fundamentally unworkable rule of law" in bankruptcy cases when ruling earlier this month that the operator is precluded from asserting rate-rigging claims against the Royal Bank of Scotland because it never mentioned them during a since-concluded bankruptcy case.
The Tenth Circuit on Tuesday upheld a lower court decision to toss a suit by Kansas over a letter from the National Indian Gaming Commission’s general counsel saying that land held in trust for the Quapaw tribe of Oklahoma was gambling-eligible, ruling that the letter shouldn’t be reviewed by the courts under federal Indian gambling law.
Neal Katyal seemingly tried to educate Justice Samuel Alito about a well-known Latin phrase, Justice Sonia Sotomayor prayed aloud that she wouldn’t be assigned a mind-numbing opinion, and Justice Elena Kagan needled a lawyer who confused her with another justice. Here, Law360 wraps up the top moments of legal levity from the latest high court term.
Since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last year, a new U.S. Supreme Court justice has emerged as the most talkative at oral arguments — and the titleholder should come as no surprise to court watchers.
The justices’ level of engagement at oral argument can provide a crucial window into their thinking on an issue, but interpreting what that might mean for how they’ll rule is an elusive art. Here, Law360 looks at the sessions in which each justice engaged the most.
TPG Pace Holdings Corp., a blank check company backed by private equity firm TPG and led by Hotwire.com founder Karl Peterson, priced a $400 million initial public offering on Tuesday, raising money to pursue an acquisition potentially in the technology, media or business service industries.
Passengers aboard a 2013 Carnival Corp. cruise ship whose engines caught fire asked the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday to revive their claims against a third-party contractor that maintained the engines, arguing their tickets weren't clear about whether they had to notify Carnival or the third party before suing.
The father of an autistic child urged a California federal judge to deny Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Inc.'s move for a quick win on his claims that the company’s treatment of autistic guests is discriminatory, arguing they have raised valid questions about the sufficiency of Disney’s disability program.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday said it will hear a case over a federal law that prohibits states from legalizing sports betting, a surprise decision that could send leagues running to Congress for a solution.
The Los Angeles City Council made it official with “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, voting unanimously Tuesday to approve his $1 billion Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and giving it a home in the City of Angels after years of litigation and negotiation with Chicago and San Francisco.
California Gov. Jerry Brown urged the state’s top court Monday to reject the United Auburn Indian Community’s attempt to revive its lawsuit challenging his role in greenlighting another tribe’s competing off-reservation casino project, saying he had not exceeded his authority or violated the separation of powers between government branches.
Darden Restaurants Inc. urged a Florida federal judge Tuesday to wait to decide a case claiming it violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, saying the judge is set to rule on a strikingly similar suit that also addresses the U.S. Supreme Court’s Spokeo v. Robins ruling.
In Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas seems to have found a U.S. Supreme Court justice after his own heart. The court’s newest member and its most silent one cast identical votes in case after case this year, at times taking positions deemed more conservative than those of their fellow Republican appointees on the court.
“Concurring opinion” can feel like a misnomer when a justice departs from — or downright slams — the reasoning of the majority. Here are the opinions from the latest U.S. Supreme Court term in which the biggest divisions bore the label of agreement.
In December 2015, an amendment to Rule 26 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure was implemented with the intent of putting reasonable limits on civil discovery. The many subsequent cases that have applied the amended rules provide guideposts for litigants and practitioners, say Brandee Kowalzyk and Christopher Polston of Nelson Mullins LLP.
The simple practice of asking jurors important and substantive questions early can help make trial by jury a more reliable form of dispute resolution, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.
In this short video, Scott Zolke of Loeb & Loeb LLP discusses sports stadium and arena economics, explaining why it’s more important than ever that professional sports teams have the opportunity to build and own their own stadiums and arenas, and the group dynamic among team owners, leagues and local municipalities.
It was a privilege to spend a half-hour on the phone with the nation's foremost First Amendment lawyer. Floyd Abrams and I discussed his career, his new book and what he sees in his free-speech crystal ball. And he was a very good sport when I asked if it is constitutionally protected to yell inside a movie theater: “Citizens United is a terrible decision and should be set on fire,” says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.
Recent surveys show that law firms won't be able to rely on the flood of associates their business model demands as long as they require them to dedicate all day, most nights, every weekend and all holidays to firm business, says Jill Dessalines, founder of Strategic Advice for Successful Lawyers and former assistant GC at McKesson Corp.
Despite legal education training and the focus on logic and reason by the courts, lawyers address emotional issues on a daily basis — albeit more indirectly. But a shift to consciously and strategically addressing emotions gives us a powerful tool to help our clients reach faster, better decisions, say dispute resolution experts Robert Creo and Selina Shultz.
While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has disregarded sovereignty since its creation, the problem has recently reached an all-time high. The CFPB v. Golden Valley case is merely the latest in a series of actions that demonstrate the bureau's mistreatment of tribal governments, says Saba Bazzazieh of Rosette LLP.
The guessing game around Justice Anthony Kennedy’s possible retirement is reaching a crescendo. Yet the speculation does more than fuel bookmakers’ odds. It draws attention to his pivotal role as the court’s swing vote, says Nan Aron, president of Alliance for Justice.
A recent presidential directive lays out the framework for rolling back certain Obama-era regulations that eased travel and trade restrictions between the United States and Cuba. Although the action has received extensive coverage, its impact is fairly limited, says Paul Marquardt of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
One way to combat juror confusion and boredom is to allow jurors to ask witnesses questions. No federal evidentiary or court rule prohibits it, and every federal circuit court to address the practice has held it permissible, say Stephen Susman, Richard Lorren Jolly and Dr. Roy Futterman of the NYU School of Law Civil Jury Project.